Frequently Asked Questions

Fire extinguishers need to be serviced once per year. Unless they have been tampered with, used or anything unusual is noticed, in this case, they may need to be serviced by a competent company again. The service should be completed to BS5306. A competent company will be BAFE registered and will usually keep a database of the client's extinguishers so the business owner does not have to arrange a service each year. We hope this answered you questions about How often should fire extinguishers be serviced, but if you required more info please get in touch.
To service a fire extinguisher is costs between £5 and £15 per extinguisher. It may be possible to find someone willing to service an extinguisher for less. If this is the case it is important to ensure that they are BAFE approved and have the necessary insurance. It is also wise to watch out for companies that charge for seals and tags. Pendle Nu Techs prices are inclusive of seals and tags and you will not be charged for any parts necessary for a basic service.
Fire extinguishers cannot be serviced by anyone. It is essential that a fire extinguisher technician is competent. A competent person will not only hold BAFE accreditation but they will also have adequate experience/training and insurance. It is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that a competent company is chosen. A competent company will send a copy of their BAFE certification on request of the client.
New/unused fire extinguishers need to be serviced once per year inline with BS5306. They must be serviced by a competent company who are BAFE accredited and have the relevant insurance. New extinguishers that have not been commissioned must be done so by a competent company. They must be serviced once per year after this date in order to follow BS5306. There will be a label on the extinguisher that has the date of commission and date of last service on it. Old or unused fire extinguishers can be taken out of service and condemned if they are no longer needed or faulty. These extinguishers may still work but must be safely disposed if they are not going to be serviced.